D/B Recommended: RAP History @ EGYPTIAN LOVER

EGYPTIAN LOVER / Saturday, 7.3. / @ Bohannon, Dircksenstr. 40
guests: DJ Mesia, MC Trix, Florian Keller / door: 23.00


Greg Broussard (born August 31, 1963), better known by his stage name Egyptian Lover is an American electro musician, vocalist, producer and DJ, and was an important part of the L.A. dance music and rap scene in the early 1980s.


The Egyptian Lover started out as a D.J. in Los Angeles with Uncle Jamms Army doing dances at the L.A. Sports Arena. He began recording around Los Angeles in 1982 as a member of the Radio Crew. In the early days of hip hop, albums were rare, so most of The Egyptian Lover’s successful recordings were 12″ singles. He would eventually release some of the earliest rap LPs, which was especially unique for being west-coast based, but they were less popular than his singles. But on the strength of containing an alternate mix of his most popular single “Egypt, Egypt”, 1984’s On the Nile was moderately successful.


After a break in the early 1990s, Egyptian Lover returned in 1994 (see 1994 in music) with Back from the Tomb. His last full-length album in over ten years. Although his own version is more unfamiliar to modern ears than the newer covers of the song, Egyptian Lover’s “I Need a Freak” has subsequently become “Lolafalana” popularized by Esham, and more notably, “Cherry Pie” by Insane Clown Posse.